Friday, November 30, 2018

Bridget, Lady Cook (died 2018)

_. Bridget, Lady Cook, who has died at her home in Jersey, aged 97, was the seventh wife of Sir Francis Cook, 4th Baronet (1907-78).

She was the former Bridget Brenda Lynch, born circa 1921, daughter of Thomas David Lynch, of County Galway. She married firstly, Capt John Barclay Polland, RNVR; married secondly, 3 Dec, 1956, the six-times divorced Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th Baronet, who died in 1978.


Hon Maurice David Henry Howard 1936-2018

_. The Hon Maurice Howard, who died 22 November, 2018, aged 82, was a scion of the Earls of Suffolk & Berkshire.

Maurice David Henry Howard was born 3 November, 1935, the second son of the 20th Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire (1906-41), of Charlton Park, Malmesbury, by his wife the Chicago-born Mimi Forde-Pigott, the ballet dancer Mimi Crawford (who died 22 February, 1966); educated at Eton; married 1978, Catherine Mary Victoria Summers (b 1945), daughter of Greville Summers by his wife the former Edith Anne Swan, by whom he had a daughter, Annabel Frances Victoria, who was born 1979.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St John the Baptist, Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wilts, 6 December, 2018.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wyndham/Vallespir engagement

_. The engagement was announced 28 November, 2018, between the Hon George Ronan Valentine Wyndham (born 31 July, 1983), son and heir of the 2nd Baron Egremont (born 21 Apr, 1948), of Petworth House, West Sussex, by his wife the former (Audrey) Caroline Nelson, & Cruz Maria Vallespir, daughter of Mr & Mrs Manuel Vallespir Machado, of Santiago, Chile.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Baroness Trumpington, PC 1922-2018

_. The Baroness Trumpington, PC, died 26 November, 2018, aged 96.

She was born Jean Alys Campbell-Harris in 1922, a daughter of Arthur Edward Campbell-Harris, MC, by his wife the former Doris Marie Robson; married 1954, William Alan Barker (who died in 1988) by whom she had one son.

Educated privately in England and France. Career: was a Land Girl on the estate of the Rt Hon David Lloyd George, MP 1940-41; with the Foreign Office at Bletchley Park, 1941-45; European Central Inland Transport Org, 1945-49; Secretary to Viscount Hinchinbrooke, MP (later the disclaimed Earl of Sandwich) 1950-2; Conservative Councillor, Cambridge City Council, Tumpington Ward, 1963-73; Mayor of Cambridge, 1971-72; Deputy Mayor 1971-73; on Cambridgeshire County Council, Trumpington Ward, 1973-75; created a life peer as Baroness Trumpington, of Sandwich in the County of Kent, 1980; a Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip) 1983-85, and 1992-97; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DHSS 1985-87, MAFF 1987-89; Minister of State, MAFF, 1989-92; UK Delegate to United Nations Status of Women Commission, 1979-82; Member of the Air Transport Users' Committee, 1972-80, Chairman 1979-80; Member of the Board of Visitors HM Prison Pentonville 1975-81; Member of the Mental Health Review Board 1975-81; President of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools 1980-89; Steward of Folkestone Racecourse 1980-92; Hon Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College Cambridge 1980; &c.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Cressida Thiela Patricia Hanbury (born 2018)

_. Yoanna Thiela Hanbury (nee Otto), wife of Charles Osgood Philip Hanbury, scion of that landed family, gave birth to a daughter, Cressida Thiela Patricia, 25 November, 2018, in London, a sister for Cara Bridget Anna, who was born 10 Jan, 2017.

Charles Hanbury is a son of Maj Christopher Osgood Philip Hanbury (b 1944), of Hungerford, Berkshire, by his wife the former Bridget Anne Birch.

Yoanna Hanbury is the only daughter of Dr Yorck Otto, of Munich, Germany, & Her Serene Highness Princess Anna zu Oettingen-Wallerstein, of Wallerstein, Germany.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Frederick Minshull Stockdale 1947-2018

_. Frederick Minshull Stockdale, who died 23 November, 2018, aged 71, was a scion of the Stockdale baronets; born 20 May, 1947, yr son of Sir Edmund Stockdale, 1st Baronet (1903-89), by his wife the former Hon Louise Fermor-Hesketh (1911-94), scion of the Barons Hesketh; married (1) 1970 (div 1989) Joanna Lennox Harvey; married (2) 1992, Adele Elizabeth Lavinia Mason; Freddie Stockdale leaves issue from both marriages.

Memorial Service at Warbleton Parish Church, 6 December, 2018.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Count Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi: Princess Beatrice's boyfriend

_ What do we know about Count Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi? The millionaire property developer is reported to be the new love of Princess Beatrice of York, 30, granddaughter of the Queen.

Count Edoardo Alessandro M Mapelli Mozzi (known as Edo) was born in Westminster, 1st November, 1983, son of Count Alessandro (Alex) Mapelli Mozzi, and his former wife the former Nicola Diana [Nikki] Burrows. He has an elder sister Natalia Alice, born in 1981, wife of Mr Tod Yeomans.

His father, who was born in 1951, is a British Olympian, an Alpine skier, took part in several events at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Edo's grandfather was Count Gian Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1922-80), Italian aristocrat, who married Gigliola Stoppani. Count Gian Paolo was a son of Count Luigi Mapelli Mozzi (1894-1948), who married Nobile Maria Mercedes Baroli.

Count Luigi was a son of Count Paolo Mapelli Mozzi (1854-1921), who married Enrichetta Tarsis dei Conti di Castel d'Agogna (1866-1941). Count Paolo was the son of Count Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi (1815-79) who married Nobile Ippolita Giulino dei Conti di Vialba.

The Mapelli Mozzi name came about from the marriage of Count Alessandro's father, Nobile Gerolamo Mapelli (1785-1842) with Angela Mozzi.

Edo's mother married as her second husband Christopher M.H. Shale, a British businessman and Conservative politician, friend of former prime minister David Cameron. Mr Shale died from natural causes at Glastonbury, in June, 2011. Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and their parents the Duke and Duchess of York attended Mr Shale's funeral. Mrs Shale married thirdly, the sculptor David Williams-Ellis, a great nephew of Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect.

Mrs Williams-Ellis was awarded the MBE in David Cameron's resignation honours.

Edo has a half-brother, Albemarle Christopher M.H. Shale, ten years his junior.

The Mapelli Mozzi family have several connections to the British aristocracy. Edo's cousin, Edward Ankarcrona, son of Countess Margaretha Mapelli Mozzi, married in 2006, Lady Lucinda Savile, a daughter of the Earl and Countess of Mexborough.

Although he enjoys the title of "Count" he is a British subject and technically cannot use a foreign title in this country. Foreign styles and titles were confined to those who received a Royal Warrant from King George V in 1932.

It is reported that Edo has a two-year-old son, Christopher Woolf "Wolfie", from a previous relationship.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Karen Peta Whyte (died 2018)

_. Mrs Karen Peta (Kaka) Whyte, died 16 November, 2018.

She was born in 1956, a daughter of Peter Humphreys by his wife Rowena Seton, and married firstly, 1992 (divorced 1999) Charles Montagu Liddell-Grainger (born 1960), a descendant of Queen Victoria, a son of David Ian Liddell-Grainger (1930-2007), scion of that landed family, byhis wife the former Anne Mary Sibylla Abel Smith (born 1932), daughter of Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCVO (1900-93), by his wife the former Lady May Helen Cambridge (1906-94), daughter of the 1st Earl of Athlone (1874-1957), by his wife HRH Princess Alice of Albany (1883-1981) only daughter of HRH The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, yst son of HM Queen Victoria.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Ralph Edward George Gordon (b 2018)

_. Alice Sophie Elizabeth Gordon (born 1987), wife of James Alexander Douglas Gordon (born 1984), scion of the Marquesses of Huntly, gave birth to a son, Ralph Edward George, 15 November, 2018, a brother for Florence Imelda Rose, who was born in 2016.


Death of Baroness Morris of Castle Morris

_.Baroness Morris of Castle Morris, who died 15 November, 2018, was the widow of the life peer Baron Morris of Castle Morris (1930-2001).

 The funeral service will be held at St Hugh's Church, Foolow, Derbyshire, on Friday 30th November, 2018, followed by Interment at St Lawrence's Churchyard, Eyam.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cayzer/Ford engagement

_. The engagement was announced 15 Nov, 2018, between the Hon (Henry) Alexander Cayzer (born 1991) second son of the 3rd Baron Rotherwick (b 1954), of Oxfordshire, by his former 1st wife the former Sara Jane McAlpine (b 1961, scion of the McAlpine baronets) now Mrs Sara Cayzer, also of Oxfordshire, & Delaney L Ford, daughter of Mr James Ford, of California, USA, and Mrs Gina Mayo, also of California.


Samuel Oscar Vestey (born 2018)

_. Violet Gweneth Vestey (nee Henderson, born 1985), scion of the Barons Faringdon, and wife of the Hon William Guy Vestey (born 23 Aug, 1983), gave birth to a son, Samuel Oscar, 7 November, 2018, a brother for Ella.

The Hon William Vestey is the son and heir of the 3rd Baron Vestey (b 1941), of Stowell Park, Gloucestershire, by his second wife, the former Celia Elizabeth Knight.

Mrs Vestey is a daughter of the late Gavin Adrian Alexander Henderson (1944-91), by his wife the former Juliet Victoria Baring (b 1953), scion of the Earls of Cromer.


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Lady Flora Mary Isabella Fitzalan Howard (born 2018)

 _. The Countess of Arundel & Surrey (nee Cecilia Ccolacicchi, born 1988), wife of Henry Miles Fitzalan Howard (b 3 Dec, 1987), gave birth to a daughter, Lady Flora Mary Isabella Fitzalan Howard, 10 November, 2018.

The Earl of Arundel & Surrey is the eldest son and heir of the 18th Duke of Norfolk (b 1956), of Arundel Castle, Sussex, Earl Marshal and Premier Duke in the Peerage of England, by his wife the former Georgina Gore (b 1962) (scion of the Earls Temple of Stowe).

The Countess of Arundel & Surrey is a daughter of William M Colacicchi (b 1954), of Leicestershire, by his wife the former Clare Elizabeth Vivienne Clutterbuck (b 1958), and is descended from the Barons Somers, and is a granddaughter paternally of Count Paul Colacicchi.

If Lady Flora proves to be the only child of her father then she will one day inherit the ancient Barony of Beaumont.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Poyner/Lindsay engagement

_. The engagement was announced 6 November, 2018, between, James Stephen Poyner (born 1984), son of Mr Terence B Poyner, of Flintshire, by his wife the former Cynthia M Woods, & Alice Rose Lyttelton Lindsay (born posthumously in 1988), scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres, only child of the late Major Hugh Charles Lyttelton Lindsay (1953-88) sometime equerry to HM The Queen, by his wife the former Sarah Patricia Brennan, MVO (born 1952) now Mrs Paul Horsley, of Salisbury.

Alice Lindsay is a goddaughter of HRH The Prince of Wales. Her father was killed skiing with the Prince of Wales at Klosters in March, 1988.


The 27th Baron De Clifford 1928-2018

_. The Lord De Clifford, 27th Baron, possessor of one of the oldest peerages of England, died 2 November, 2018. He was 90.

He was born John Edward Southwell Russell, 8 June, 1928, the elder son of the 26th Baron De Clifford, OBE (1907-82), by his first wife the former Dorothy Evelyn Meyrick (who died in 1987).

His father, the 26th holder of the peerage, was the last member of the House of Lords to be tried by his peers for felony (a manslaughter case), and was acquitted. He had married Dorothy Meyrick, a daughter of the notorious Irish-born nightclub owner, Mrs Kate Meyrick (1875-1933). Mrs Meyrick married three of her daughters into the nobility. One became Countess of Kinnoull, another became Countess of Craven, and the third, Dorothy, became Lady De Clifford.

John Russell succeeded his father as 27th Baron, 3 January, 1982. The peerage was created by Writ in 1299, and is one of the oldest peerages on the Roll.

Lord De Clifford married 27 June, 1959, Bridget Jennifer Robertson. No issue of the marriage.

The peerage now passes to Lord de Clifford’s nephew, Miles Edward Southwell Russell, who was born 7 August, 1966.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Lord De Clifford’s life takes place at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Poughill, on 21 November, 2018.


7th Baron Skelmersdale 1945-2018

_. Lord Skelmersdale, the 7th Baron, who has died aged 73, was. deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, and a junior minister in Conservative governments.

He was born the Hon Roger Bootle-Wilbraham, 2 April, 1945, son of the 6th Baron Skelmersdale (1896-1973) by his wife, the former Ann Quilter (died 1974), and succeeded to the peerage, created in 1828, upon his father’s death, 21 July, 1973.

Lord Skelmersdale served as a Lord-in-Waiting (Government Whip) in the House of Lords 1981-86; was Parliamentary Under Secretary: Dept of Employment 1986-87, Dept of Health & Social Security 1987-88, Dept of Social Security 1988-89, Northern Ireland Office, 1989-90; Deputy Chairman of Committees, House of Lords 1991; Deputy Speaker 1996; elected to the Lords as a Conservative hereditary peer, 1999.

Lord Skelmersale married in 1972, Christine Joan Morgan, by whom he had issue.

The peerage now devolves upon his Lordship’s son, the Hon Andrew Bootle-Wilbraham, who was born 9 August, 1977.


Monday, November 05, 2018

Death of former Cabinet secretary Lord Heywood of Whitehall

- Former Cabinet Secretary Baron Heywood of Whitehall, who has died from cancer, sadly makes history as the life peer to have enjoyed the shortest tenure of a peerage - nine days....

From The Gazette: 
THE QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 26 October 2018 to confer the dignity of a Barony of the United Kingdom for life upon Sir Jeremy John Heywood, K.C.B., C.V.O., by the name, style and title of BARON HEYWOOD OF WHITEHALL, of Glossop in the County of Derbyshire

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Wolfe George Peter Tryon (b 2018)

—.Nina Tryon (nee Farnell-Watson) wife of the Hon Edward Henry Tryon (born 1979), scion of the Barons Tryon, gave birth to a son, Wolfe George Peter, 17 Oct, 2018, a brother for Mila Dale and Isabella Anna. 

The Hon Edward Tryon is the younger son of the 3rd Baron Tryon, by his wife the late Dale Harper, close friend and confidante of HRH The Prince of Wales.